Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Where to put all the energy

Multi-Scale Renewable Energy Storage Conference

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity con­vened experts from industry, gov­ern­ment, and acad­emia last week to dis­cuss advance­ments in next-​​generation energy storage and bat­tery tech­nolo­gies as well as their com­mer­cial via­bility, which could have a major impact in addressing global chal­lenges in areas such as energy con­sump­tion, mate­rials short­ages, and cli­mate change.

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$1.15M grant awarded to new co-op program in cancer nanomedicine


A $1.15 million grant titled “CaNCURE: Cancer Nanomedicine Co-ops for Undergraduate Research Experiences” has been funded by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health.

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Posted in Biology, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Physics

The future’s most pressing energy questions

Sanjeev Mukerjee

Top researchers, entre­pre­neurs, scholars, and pol­i­cy­makers from Mass­a­chu­setts and Switzer­land con­vened at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity on Friday for an energy summit, where par­tic­i­pants dis­cussed inno­va­tions and strate­gies to address cli­mate change and a range of other global energy challenges.

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Posted in Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Marine and Environmental Sciences

NUScience Summer 2014 Edition Released

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Check out the most recent edition of the NUScience magazine and read all about the College of Science.

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Posted in Behavioral Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Linguistics, Marine and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology

Biochemistry program gets new director

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Dean J. Murray Gibson announces appointment of Phyllis Strauss as Interim Director of the Biochemistry Program.

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Posted in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry and Chemical Biology

An off-​​switch for drugs’ toxic side effects

Alexandros Makriyannis

New research from the Center for Drug Discovery at Northeastern presents a series of molecules that can be controllably deactivated, thereby reducing the side effects of potentially valuable drugs.

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Three COS Faculty Honored As “Highly Cited Researchers”

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The faculty members appear on Thomson Reuters’ “Highly Cited Researchers 2014″ list.

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Posted in Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Mathematics, Physics

Students join push to end neglected tropical diseases

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A group of North­eastern stu­dents has joined the cru­sade to bring an end to the 17 neglected trop­ical dis­eases that affect more than 1 bil­lion people around the world. Called NEU END7, the group has been working since October to raise aware­ness of NTDs and help erad­i­cate the seven most common trop­ical infec­tions by 2020.

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Prof. John Engen’s research featured in Cell

Congratulations to chemistry Prof. John Engen, whose sabbatical research was recently featured in Cell!

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Posted in Biochemistry, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Uncategorized

A 50-​​year scientific legacy

Barry Karger

Northeastern professor Barry Karger, whose contributions to analytical chemistry helped enable the sequencing of the human genome, received the Arnold O. Beckman Medal and Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievements in the field of electrodriven separation techniques.

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